Kia to debut new models at Paris Motor Show

Fri, 26 Sep 2008
New car models by Kia are to be unveiled at a French car show next month.

They will debut at the Paris Motor Show, which takes place from October 2nd.

At the show, the world premieres of the Soul Hybrid Concept, the cee'd Idle Stop&Go, the cee'd Hybrid Concept and the latest generation of the 100kW Sportage Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle will take place.

Consumers buying a car may be interested to know the production version of Soul will also be revealed.

There will be seven versions of the new Kia Soul urban crossover passenger car, as well as a number of new eco-friendly vehicles such as the cee'd hybrid.

According to Peter Schreyer, Kia Motors Corporation's chief design officer, the new Kia Soul is a "breakthrough vehicle" for the firm.

He described the model as "conceived in the USA, developed in Korea and fine-tuned in Europe" with a "distinctive style".

In more news to interest those seeking new cars, the Kia cee'd has beaten industry price guidelines, selling for 109 per cent of one guide price.

Paul Philpott, managing director of Kia Motors UK Ltd, said it was "no surprise" and said quality and value were still being sought even in difficult economic situations.

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